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Peter K. F. Kuhfittig, "Could Some Black Holes Have Evolved from Wormholes?", Scholarly Research Exchange, vol. 2008, Article ID 296158, 5 pages, 2008. https://doi.org/10.3814/2008/296158

Could Some Black Holes Have Evolved from Wormholes?

Received15 Apr 2008
Revised13 Oct 2008
Accepted18 Nov 2008
Published24 Dec 2008

Abstract

One way to explain the present acceleration of the universe is Einstein's cosmological constant. It is quite likely, in view of some recent studies, that a time-dependent equation of state had caused the Universe to evolve from an earlier phantom-energy model. In that case, traversable wormholes could have formed spontaneously. It is shown in this paper that such wormholes would eventually have become black holes. This would provide a possible explanation for the huge number of black holes discovered, while any evidence for the existence of wormholes is entirely missing, even though wormholes are just as good, in terms of being a prediction of general relativity, as black holes.

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Copyright © 2008 Peter K. F. Kuhfittig. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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